By Lafe Low
Systems management is IT’s bread and butter. It’s the bulk of your job—the very essence of the profession. And, like any craftsman, you need the right tools.
The Microsoft System Center family is your toolbox—your Swiss Army Knife. System Center has a plethora of tools focused on unified management for both datacenter and desktop systems. The System Center toolbox currently includes a range of tools: Read more…
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Configure Cross-Farm ServicesBy Shannon BrayYou can configure SharePoint to communicate across farm boundaries, sharing and consuming services from other server farms.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Get to Know the Exchange Management ShellBy Jaap WesseliusThe Exchange Management Shell gives you complete control over all aspects of your Exchange infrastructure, powered by Windows PowerShell.
Keep an Eye on System Center 2012By Joshua HoffmanSoon the System Center family will have several new additions to facilitate self-service, process improvement and automation.
Virtualization: RD Web Access Enables DiscoveryBy Kristin GriffinYou can have the most exquisitely configured VMs ready for your user community, but they won’t be able to use them if they don’t know they exist.
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager: Security Settings SimplifiedBy Paul SchnackenbergThe forthcoming version of Security Compliance Manager is more accessible, flexible and capable.
Windows Server 2008 R2: Best Practices for Server Core DeploymentsBy Brien M. PoseyWorking with Server Core, as opposed to a full Windows Server deployment, conveys numerous benefits like simplicity and small attack surface.
Windows 7: All About the Snap-InsBy Jorge OrchillesThe Microsoft Management Console 3.0 gives you a full range of options for managing Windows through an extensive list of snap-ins.
Utility Spotlight: Repair Your PC InfectionBy Lance Whitney
Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper can clean up your system after a virus infection and help you get back into Windows.
Windows Confidential: The Evolution of SortingBy Raymond Chen
The development of sorting algorithms in Windows Explorer has a long and slightly tangled history.
Exchange Queue & A: Exchange Is Always ChangingBy Henrik Walther
Whether you’re changing default calendar days, datacenter endpoints or redirecting servers, you always have to be ready to make changes to Exchange.
Windows PowerShell: Whitespace, PleaseBy Don Jones
Proper formatting, including a little whitespace here and there, can make your Windows PowerShell commands a heck of a lot easier to understand.
Toolbox: New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
These tools can help you monitor and report on server availability, seamlessly switch keyboard and mouse input between systems, and measure bandwidth.
Geek of All Trades: Certificates Made EasyBy Greg Shields
Setting up your own mechanism for generating security certificates is nowhere near as complicated as many seem to think.